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1.21.2009

YEAR 2005 FILIPINO TRAILBLAZERS




First Filipino filmmaker to win the 1st Best Film award (full length film category) for his film Pepot Artista at the 1st Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival




First Filipina and first woman Executive Chef at the White House




First Filipino-Greek-American World Heavyweight Champion in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)




First Filipino to win the 1st Best Performance by an Actor award for the full length film ICU Bed #7 at the 1st Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival




First Filipina President of the University of the Philippines




First Filipino recipient of the Pioneer Hall of Fame Award by Empire Entertainment at the 1st Annual Philippine Hip-Hop Music Awards




First Filipina President, 1st Asian President, and the 1st woman leader to preside over the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) session




First Chinese-Filipino recipient of the "PRA President's Award"




First Filipino recipient of the first-ever Philippine Catholic Mass Media Award in the sports column category




First Filipina Pinoy Pop Superstar Grand Champion




First Filipina recipient of the Female R&B Artist of the Year Award by Empire Entertainment at the 1st Annual Philippine Hip-Hop Music Awards




First Filipina actress to win the 1st Best Performance by an Actress award for the full length film Room Boy at the 1st Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival




First Filipino and first Asian totally blind Medical Transcriptionist




First Filipina to emerge as The Big Winner in ABS-CBN's Pinoy Big Brother Season 1





First Filipino businessman to receive the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany




First Filipino recipient of the Distinguished Global Alumnus Award given by the Dedman School of Law, SMU (2005)




First Filipino to summit Aconcagua, the highest peak of the Western Hemisphere











Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?

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